Apoligies in advance for posting this as a first-time user, but I am also an anxious mum.
My 24 month old uses only one word (mum - for almost anyone he loves) but also speaks in his own garbled language (mainly strange sounds - I don't think it's 'real" words). He has ok comprehension, and points to things, and was reviewed by a developmental psychologist for ASD but it appears to be a specific language delay.
Anyway, I'm starting to find this really hard. Sometimes I feel overwhelmed with worry - when/ will he talk? I crave really getting to know him and hearing his thoughts.
Has anyone else been in this situation? When did your little one start talking? Was there a 'language explosion' and, if so, when?
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10-02-2016 22:03 #1Junior Member
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Any late-talker success stories?
10-02-2016 22:16 #2
My DD1 was a late talker -
Probably had 10 words by age 2. Closer to 3 she had a 'language explosion' but I remember from ages
3-4 did she catch up to her peers. We commenced speech therapy at around 3 to help with sounds and pronounciation. She's 6 now and you would never have known she was a late talker.
*massive hugs to you* I remember being so overwhelmed and feeling exactly how you do now. If ASD has been ruled out, along with hearing issues, it may be your child is a late starter too.
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12-02-2016 17:13 #3Member
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Hey Lubdub... its like you are reading my thoughts and worries for my daughter.
She just turned 2 and not a single word. Is very vocal and knows how to protest and throw a tantrum. Even her paediatrician is getting worried now. No specialist thinks she has any disability/condition/syndrome, just a delay and may need a bit of a kickstart. Overall, she's healthy and understands everything.
She has had a hearing test, no problems there. So we are on a wait list for govt funded speech therapy, and in the meantime I have made an appt with a private speech pathologist.
Please stay in touch and let me know how he progresses.
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12-02-2016 17:21 #4
My DD1 was a late talker and walker. Didn't walk until almost 19 months, and didn't say much at 2 at all. She had a few words, but mostly pointed and made sounds. She is now 11, normal, and talks like any other kid...heaps!!!
Don't stress so much at the moment.
Read to him, talk to him all the time, even if he doesn't know what you are on about, just have one sided conversations. He will catch up in his own sweet time. If he isn't saying much around 3- 3.5 then I would be a little more concerned but don't worry so much right now
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12-02-2016 17:44 #5
My DS is 2 (next week! Eek!) he's a late talker, I was concerned about but the ladies on bubhub helped calm me down. We've done a hearing test which was perfect and now we are heading back to our gp. She's not overly worried either.
In the last few days DS has added a few extra words to his vocab. Some are so clear and some are unclear. He seems to fall into the habit of just using weird sounds at times. He's also ignorant. Selective hearing.
I wouldn't stress too much. I'm waiting for the explosion lol
He also has some amazing tantrums lol
12-02-2016 17:54 #6
DSS was a late talker.
No reason found, so we decided to assume it was laziness, and would ignore him pointing at things unless he at least tried to say the word.
After 2 weeks, he "exploded" and hasn't stopped since!
12-02-2016 17:56 #7
Did your dss have many words before u started ignoring it?
12-02-2016 18:01 #8
I highly recommend speech therapy. My son was a late talker due to glue ear. But once he stopped talking at around 2 he wouldn't restart. He realised his sister would do all the talking for him.
Speech therapy was brilliant for him. And for us.
12-02-2016 18:12 #9
12-02-2016 18:43 #10
Try not to worry, my girl 21 months old and says roughly 8-10 words and just makes sounds, she understands a lot though.
It's prob just being lazy in my case, plus we speak 2 languages. Or they know they can get away with it.
I know it's very frustrating.
My son was the same and now you can't shut him up. Bless him.
We are here to help. And this forum has given me soooo much help and re assurance is fantastic.
Good luck and I know it's hard but try not to worry.
P.S do you have an iPad? I know this helped my son a lot. People might argue it,but it's done wonders for me.
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